On the 15th of January, 2015, fifty-five recent graduates joined Twenty Third Century Systems (TTCS) under the ttcs.uni graduate trainee programme. The team consists of individuals from four countries where TTCS has an active presence – including Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia and Rwanda, and the fifth, Botswana, where TTCS has a presence through a partner.
Through the programme, the trainees will, over the next year, go through intensive business and SAP training, after which they will receive on-the-job training.
The 2015 ttcs.uni group is the third stream of the programme which was conceived in 2011.
“A lot of what we do is about focus and knowing what we want to achieve as an organization – what we target is not only becoming the dominant SAP partner, but becoming the leading brand continentally,” said TTCS Chief Operating Officer, Alex Marufu, in his opening address to the trainees.
Twenty Third Century Systems has the largest pool of SAP consultants in sub-Saharan Africa outside South Africa.
“We have a strong emphasis on training; we support our workforce, who drive the business, through training as and when needed – and further. We believe that in investing in you, we invest in our vision and especially, in our customer’s businesses,” emphasized Alex Marufu.
The ttcs.uni programme works in line with TTCS’ Pan-African philosophy which emphasizes empowering local communities through forming partnership with companies indigenous to all countries where it’s present and employing local workforces.
“I’m just one man, but I can say I speak on behalf of my counterparts in the SAP field when I say a good SAP consultant stews over hard work, unrelenting research and undying curiosity,” said Terence Makamure, a junior consultant who is now an SAP Workflow consultant, in his welcoming address to the new team members.
The ttcs.uni programme will be running for the coming years, gathering high-achievers from educational institutions in countries where TTCS is present.